Tuesday, 26 March 2019 – Subsidies for coal mining and electricity generation in the Western Balkans give coal an unfair advantage over other, less polluting energy sources and hamper the transition towards clean energy, shows a study released yesterday by the Secretariat of the Energy Community Treaty.
Pristina, February 14, 2019 - The next infographic from BGF and INDEP deals with the Power Purchase Agreement for the New Kosovo Power Plant contract. The agreement signed by the Government of Kosovo and Contour Global foresees that the Republic of Kosovo should pay to the company all the expenses but also the installments of the loan, interest, profit and profit tax for 20 years.
Pristina 7 February, 2019 - BGF and the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) demand immediate withdrawal from the contract for the construction of the New Kosovo Power Plant.
29 November, 2018, Pristina – The French Embassy in Kosovo and BGF organized a conference on Air Pollution and Urban Planning where they discussed the state of the air in the country and its linkage to urban planning.
31 October 2018, Prishtina – Balkan Green Foundation and Germanwatch organized a Conference on Energy Transition with the theme “Challenges and Opportunities in Kosovo and the region” where challenges, strategies of policies and the way towards an Energy Transition in Kosovo and the region were discussed
Indonesia, 10 October, 2018 - The Executive Director of BGF, Visar Azemi, and Burim Ejupi from INDEP are participating at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia. During an interactive townhall event with representatives of Global Civil Society Organizations the International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, and World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, discussed a wide range of development topics with civil society.
Prishtina, October 4, 2018 – BGF and Germanwatch organized the second workshop on the topic of “Rethinking Security of Supply in an Energy Transition” as part of the Multi-Actor Partnership (MAP), a three-year project which started on November 2017. The workshop is one of several project activities that support our objective of creating a societally shared vision for an energy transition towards a regionally embedded sustainable energy future.
27 September 2018 - The European Union Office in Kosovo and Balkan Green Foundation (BGF), during the "Climate Diplomacy Week 2018" organized a roundtable discussion on the topic: "Is Kosovo Ready to Tackle Climate Change?"
Prizren, 6 August 2018 - BGF/KOSID in collaboration with DOKUFEST organized the annual panel discussion ‘Reflect the Green in You’ which focused on the harmful development of hydropower projects in the Western Balkans.
Balkan Green Foundation and Heinrich Boll Foundation during the period of May – September 2018 organized public dialogues in some of the municipalities in Kosovo to discuss the developments within the environment, energy and economic sectors. The public debates were organized in 7 major cities around Kosovo – Prishtina, Prizren, Ferizaj, Peje, Gjakova, Gjilan and Mitrovica, as well as in Gracanica and Shterpca.
Macedonia, July 2018 – Balkan Green Foundation (BGF) organized the annual regional competition of the Philanthropy for Green Ideas in Mavrovo, Macedonia. This year, the competition which gathers representatives from countries of the Western Balkans, provided them with the opportunity to present their green and innovative ideas.
Belgrade, 11-13 July, 2018 - BGF, in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Belgrade Open School organized the “Environmental Dialogue Platform” round table, which took place in Belgrade. The round table aimed at establishing cooperation and dialogue between civil society organizations from Kosovo and Serbia on environmental protection and climate change, as vital aspects of EU integration process for both sides.
Prishtina, July the 4th, 2018 – BGF and Germanwatch organized a round table on the study “Phasing in Renewables: Towards a prosperous and sustainable energy future in Kosovo: challenges and possible solutions”. This study is a joint contribution as part of the project of international cooperation “A Multi-stakeholder Partnership for an Energy Transition in Kosovo” funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany and implemented by BGF and Germanwatch.
Vienna, June 22, 2018 - The second Sustainability Forum gathered Ministers and Deputy Ministers responsible for energy, environment and climate change of the Energy Community Contracting Parties, high-level officials of the European Commission, EU Member States and Contracting Parties as well as representatives of academia, civil society and non-governmental organisations to discuss the best ways to shape energy and climate policy in the Energy Community.
Pristina, June 4, 2018 - In the frame of the Kosovo Sustainable Development Week, within Balkan Green Foundation, KOSID organized a conference on "Energy Transition in Kosovo," where it was discussed about the energy system in Kosovo, the goal towards a sustainable development by increasing the incorporation of renewable energy, and improving energy efficiency.
Prishtina, June 13 2018 - Balkan Green Foundation (BGF) in cooperation with Institute for Development Policy (INDEP), are implementing the project ‘Empower – Engage – Build Ownership’ supported by the EU Office in Kosovo.
Thirrje për propozime për projekt të financuar nga BE - Poziv za predloge za projekat koji finansira EU
BGF in cooperation with the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) with the financial support of European Union is implementing the project ‘Empower – Engage – Build Ownership’.
BGF në bashkëpunim me Institutin për Politika Zhvillimore (INDEP) dhe me përkrahjen financiare të Bashkimit Evropian, është duke zbatuar projektin ‘Empower - Engage - Bild Ownership’.
Prizren, 10 August, 2017 - Within Dokufest, BGF partnered with KOSID in organizing a discussion on global trends and energy systems in the region of Western Balkans.
Montenegro, July 2017 – BGF organized the 6th annual regional competition of the Philanthropy for Green Ideas in Kolasin, Montenegro.
Vienna, June 2017 - Gathering over 120 stakeholders, the Forum provided a unique platform to discuss how the region can transition towards a sustainable energy pathway.
Vienna, 9 June 2017 - The first Sustainability Forum took place under the auspices of Balkan Green Foundation and the Energy Community, during which it was discussed about main energy and climate issues facing the Energy Community Region.
Balkan Green Foundation, in cooperation with Zelena Akcija (Green Action), organized a National Seminar with the topic: “Economic, environmental, and health impacts and costs in anti-coal campaigning."
In a debate organized on the XV Edition of Dokufest, the Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development (KOSID) gathered experts of energy issues from different countries of the Western Balkans, to discuss about corruption in the energy sector.
For the first time, the 5th annual regional competition of the Philanthropy for Green Ideas (PGI) was organized by Balkan Green Foundation. This year, PGI took place in Vrdnik, Serbia, where it gathered 15 participants from Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, who presented innovative green projects/ideas.
On June 2016, representatives from the Balkan Green Network participated at the Central Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum (C4E), which was held in Balchik, Bulgaria. Given that 2016 is an important year for energy efficiency as well as the broader concept of Energy Union, C4E Forum highlighted the importance of the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive for the Central and Eastern Europe region.
The Balkan Green Foundation (BGF), in collaboration with the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the European Office in Kosovo/EUSR, organized a high-level regional conference to discuss matters regarding sustainable development, climate change, and Western Balkan countries pathway towards Europe.
Marking the International Day for Energy, Balkan Green Foundation in collaboration with the Institute for Development Policy (INDEP) and under the auspices of the Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development (KOSID), organised a roundtable discussion on the topic of “Developing the Potential for Renewable Energy.”
The Balkan Green Foundation (BGF) and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) led discussions at an event hosted by Ulrike Lunacek, Vice-President of the European Parliament, on the potential of the countries of the Western Balkans to modernize their economies and energy systems to make them fit-for-purpose in a future sustainable and renewable economy.